“Botticelli was the nation’s first ‘drug czar’ to personally deal with addiction, shaping his passion for addiction treatment reform. Interestingly enough, what propelled him to recovery was a run-in with law enforcement”

“Even though Eldred’s appeal was denied, there’s another battle she is facing–one that will never amount to a single win or loss, but will instead be measured by a continuous commitment to recovery one day at a time.”


After criminal convictions, many people with substance use disorder are placed on probation with the condition they remain completely drug-free. They are often jailed when they relapse, setting back recovery and removing them from treatment that helps keep them clean. Is that fair, when relapse is a common symptom of their disease (and many others)? Addiction and legal experts discuss.

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